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2014-03-26 16:24:57

About 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold to minors in 2013 OLYMPIA, Wash., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of retailers in Washington illegally selling tobacco to minors is high for the second year in a row. An annual report that tracks illegal sales shows about 15 percent of tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in 2013 -- that's about the same as it was in 2012. As recently as 2009 the rate was much lower, at about 9 percent. "It's unacceptable that more...

2014-03-26 11:36:49

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.5 billion this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout. An article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly magazine of the American Chemical Society, delves into what scientists and regulators are doing about e-cigarettes, which are now being cleverly marketed under more appealing names such as hookah pens and...

2014-03-25 16:23:31

DANIA BEACH, Fla., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapor Corp. (OTCQB: VPCO), one of the world's largest suppliers of vaporizers and electronic cigarettes, has selected Arrae Creative Agency as its agency lead for marketing in Colorado's Snowball Music Festival on April 4-6, 2014. Vapor Corp. will be the exclusive electronic cigarettes company at the festival. Arrae will spearhead a multi-platform marketing campaign that positions Vapor Corp. as the clean choice in the vaporizer and...

No Evidence That Electronic Cigarettes Help People Quit Smoking: Study
2014-03-25 13:16:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Electronic cigarettes do not help people quit smoking, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco surveyed 949 smokers to determine whether E-cigarettes actually help people quit smoking; participants in the study used both e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes. The researchers analyzed self-reported data from the smokers to determine if the...

2014-03-24 12:31:44

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO While the United States as a whole has made significant progress in reducing smoking, smoking rates vary dramatically by county even within the same state, according to a study published today by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. The study provides new...

2014-03-21 12:24:49

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) - For decades, tobacco companies have signified big business. Now, however, with the continuing decline in U.S. sales, the once booming industry has been working to protect its multi-billion-dollar bottom line by relying on its global reach into Asia and other continents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140321/PH88164 Yet, despite the stronger push in Asian markets, obstacles still exist. In 2008, China became the first to...

2014-03-20 12:33:33

Funding to improve health care systems for addressing tobacco use MINNEAPOLIS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At its meeting on March 19, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved three grants to advance health systems changes to ensure that addressing tobacco use is fully integrated into the health care experience for patients. ClearWay Minnesota works to make sure all Minnesotans have access to comprehensive quit-tobacco services. Priorities include ensuring that all health insurance...

2014-03-20 04:22:23

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4wgm54/global) has announced the addition of the "Global E-cigarette Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4wgm54/global ] report to their offering. The Global E-cigarette market is witnessing changes in lifestyle and preferences among people across the globe. The introduction of e-cigarettes in the Tobacco industry has found a way to lure a...

2014-03-19 23:27:14

Corporations are increasingly seeing the value of implementing an employee wellness program, exemplified by large Silicon Valley corporations like Google. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Business owners and human resource directors are being offered the opportunity to test a groundbreaking corporate wellness program. A smoking cessation kit for at-home use, the Freedom Quit Smoking System is a nicotine-free and all natural program that can help employees quit on their own schedule....

2014-03-18 16:27:08

State Leaders Urged to Support Tobacco Prevention Initiatives WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of kids across America are taking a stand against tobacco on March 19 as part of the 19th annual Kick Butts Day. More than 1,400 events are planned across the nation. (See below for a sampling of events.) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Organized by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is an annual celebration of youth leadership...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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